$23,000 to Redwood Products of Chino for a Hino Hybrid
The California Air Resources Board and Calstart last week celebrated the 2,000th award under HVIP, the agency’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher program – $23,000 to Redwood Products of Chino toward the purchase of a Hino 195h hybrid vehicle.
Officials and awardees celebrated the 2,000 HVIP voucher at Redwood Products of Chino last week: Redwood Products co-owner Marcie Rodriguez, Barbara Riordan of CARB, and Rush Truck Center’s Hicidro Campa are presented with certificates by Chris Craig, a staffer with California Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (at podium left); CCAEJ/Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice founder and executive director Penny Newman speaks in photo at right.
Since its launch in 2010, CARB says, HVIP has provided more than $63 million to help California fleets statewide purchase more than 430 zero-emission trucks and buses and 1,800 hybrid trucks and buses. Funding for this program is primarily supported through California Climate Investments programs funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.
“Thanks to California Climate Investments, which support clean transportation programs like HVIP, our communities are getting an infusion of resources that help businesses buy low-carbon vehicles, support economic growth and help clean the air – all which will pay dividends for generations to come,” CARB executive officer Richard Corey says in the agency’s release.
A Third of a 195h
The $23,000 for Redwood Products covered close to one-third of the price of a low-carbon Hino 195h hybrid truck. Redwood Products provides mulch, wood chips and other products to nurseries and the landscape industry in five western states.
HVIP provides vouchers of up to $95,000 for California purchasers and lessees of zero-emission trucks and buses, and up to $30,000 for eligible hybrid trucks and buses on a first-come, first-served basis. HVIP also provides incentives of up to $110,000 for zero-emission trucks that provide benefits to disadvantaged communities.
New CARB Funding Plan Approved
In June, CARB notes, the agency board approved a $373 million funding plan that covers all investments in advanced technologies for fiscal year 2015-16, from zero-emission heavy-duty trucks to rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles. The bulk of the $373 million – $350 million – comes through California Climate Investments.
“These low-carbon transportation investments include $200 million for light-duty vehicles and $167.5 million for heavy-duty vehicle and freight-equipment projects, including vouchers to help support the purchase of hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses,” CARB says.
California was the first state to get Hino’s COE 195h cabover hybrid.
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Source: California Air Resources Board with Fleets & Fuels follow-up